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Title: Enhanced Thermoelectric Properties of Cu2ZnSnSe4 with Ga-doping

Gallium doped Cu2ZnSnSe4 quaternary chalcogenides with and without excess Cu were synthesized by elemental reaction and densified using hot pressing in order to investigate their high temperature thermoelectric properties. The resistivity, , and Seebeck coefficient, S, for these materials decrease with increased Ga-doping while both mobility and effective mass increase with Ga doping. The power factor (S2/ρ) therefore increases with Ga-doping. The highest thermoelectric figure of merit (ZT = 0.39 at 700 K) was obtained for the composition that had the lowest thermal conductivity. Our results suggest an approach to achieving optimized thermoelectric properties and are part of the continuing effort to explore different quaternary chalcogenide compositions and structure types, as this class of materials continues to be of interest for thermoelectrics applications.
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  1. Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  3. National Inst. of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD (United States)
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Journal Name:
Journal of Alloys and Compounds
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 650; Journal ID: ISSN 0925-8388
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE quaternary chalcogenides; thermoelectric properties; gallium doping